Sophie Calle was one of the first contemporary artists I learned about. When I first learned of her I thought that our lives would somehow become parallel–her time in New York and my time in France. Her piece that came from being a maid for a short period of time struck a cord with me, as for summers in high school I worked as a chambermaid at a bed and breakfast. In terms of art practice, I never thought I had very much in common with her methods or interests but recently a friend reminded me that she tries to understand behavior.
What an oversight on my part! To think that she didn’t have anything to do with my interest in etiquettes.
–Also–the EGS channel on youtube is pretty amazing.